Meet Our Providers

Michelle Johnson, APN

Staff Education:
Michelle received her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Board Certified Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Before joining Illinois CancareCare, Michelle worked in Springfield, IL as an APN specializing in neuro-oncology.
When did you join Illinois CancerCare?
August 2016
Hobbies / Interests:
I enjoy spending time traveling and with my family.
What medical change has impacted the field of cancer the most since you began practicing medicine?
Immunotherapy is giving patients a chance to have a better quality of life while still fighting their cancer.
Why did you choose your field?
I chose oncology because I have had several family members who have/are currently battling cancer. After doing a rotation while I was in school on the oncology unit, I knew I had found my calling. There was something about the inner strength of the patients that I met that really amazed me!

Having worked at the Peoria area hospitals as an RN for many years, I knew of Illinois Cancer Care and the great reputation they had in Peoria. Peoria is very lucky to have a cutting edge cancer center in their backyard!
Do you have any advice to give patients after they have been diagnosed with cancer?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. A new cancer diagnosis can be scary and the amount of information you receive can be so overwhelming. We are here for you.